So my older son had a Thanksgiving Feast at his preschool today. I didn’t know parents were supposed to attend these things. I mean seriously? I know working parents can’t attend but as a stay at home parent I’ve got my hands full for the three hours the Bubz is at school. I went in to pick him up, with Baby Chubz on my hip and was greeted by his teacher with,
“We missed you today!”
Now I love his teacher. Which may be why I felt so bad for not attending. Then Bubz wraps himself around my leg and says,
“Yea I missed you today!”
I felt pretty bad.
I smiled. I apologized. I promised to make it to the Christmas party next month.
Now I need to arrange for a babysitter to watch the little one while I go eat lunch with the big one. Which is great one-on-one time but a part of me is wondering just how much parental involvement is expected at pre-schools? I ask because I am planning to go back to work one day. The field of work I was in Before Kids (a time period hereinafter referred to as BK) was not very flexible and should I return to the same field I wouldn’t be able to take off for lunch to eat a Turkey sandwich with my son.
How do working Mom’s do it? How? Do you constantly break your kid’s heart when he’s searching for you and realizes that he is going to be one of the kids whose mom did not show up for lunch?
How to stay at home Mom’s with more than one kid do it? How? Do you bring the baby along when you volunteer to read to his class?
“You missed TWO things!” he reminded me as I buckled him into his car seat. Apparently there was a Halloween thing too. Lord.
He also had a bunch of goody bags in his hand made by all the other Pinterest Mom’s. When do you have time to shop for “Gobble! Gobble!” stickers? When do you have time to assemble said goody bags? How do you even come up with this shit? How? Do I break my kids heart when he doesn’t have goody bags to hand out to all his classmates?
I’m feeling a little incompetent over here because all I managed to do today was drop the kid off at school, go grocery shopping, take the baby for a haircut, run some more errands, shower, unload the dishwasher and throw in a load of laundry.
It was a no makeup kind of day. OK that’s everyday. Just throw me some sympathy over here.
Good Lord I really need to step up my Mom Game.
Merry Thanksgiving Everyone.